Going off your question, does social status still generally seem like an important matter in the U.K?
People say it's not important but I think it is still an important thing in most peoples lives. It seems to me that at the moment everyone hates the middle classes and there's one newspaper in particular that seems to be fuelling that. Not only that but I've noticed, more so since I left school that people on a whole mix better with people of their own social class. In one of my jobs I work with a lot of working class people and despite my efforts to get to know them as individuals I don't feel that I fit in with them and that there's some kind of inverted snobbery going on.
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When you came ot visit New York, what stereotypes did you find to be both true and untrue about Americans?
The main thing I noticed was that customer service out there isn't always as good as everyone makes it out to be. It's really no different to the customer service in the UK, which is excellent in some places and poor in others. Another thing was the portion sizes in the restaurants. They're far bigger than they are over here. I noticed that the stereotype about Americans being more open than British people was true. My sister and I had a lovely conversation with someone in Grand Central that just wouldn't have happened in the UK.
The food stereotype is very much true. We do eat a great deal. I think we have some of the biggest portion sizes in the world. But I'm glad to hear you found many people open and kind.
What stereotype about the British gets on your nerves?
The accent thing is one of the stereotypes that gets on my nerves. In a lot of American made films they assume English people either talk posh ('oh jolly good show' sort of thing) or that we have a cockney accent ('yarright guvna'). They totally ingnore all the other accents.
Have you ever thought about other life-forms out there in space?
It's not something I'm really interested in so I don't give it much thought although if there is life forms on other planets I think they're probably going to be like amoeba-type things rather than anything too advanced.